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DIY HALLOWEEN DECOR: SPOOKY VIGNETTE

October 20, 2021

Posted in: DIY Projects, Halloween, and Shop

There’s still plenty of time to take your Halloween decor to the next level! Check out the latest project in our festive DIY decor series and recreate this spooky vignette using treasures found at Goodwill.

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DIY Halloween Decor: Lighted Skeleton Wall Sconce

October 16, 2021

Posted in: DIY Projects, Halloween, and Shop

Make your Halloween display a little extra by transforming an ordinary holiday decor item into a work of art! Check out our step-by-step guide and shopping list so you can recreate this eye-catching skeleton at home.

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Get Trunk or Treat Ready at Goodwill

October 13, 2021

Posted in: DIY Projects, Halloween, and Shop

Need some inspiration on how to transform your trunk or truck bed into a spooky, Halloween masterpiece? Check out our DIY video, get your shopping list ready, and let us help you recreate this look with your own personal touch!

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Temporary Closure of some Donation Centers

October 5, 2021

Posted in: Donate, News Releases, and Community

We're changing things up, as donating at Goodwill will look a little different over the next two weeks. Click Read More for everything you need to know about navigating these temporary changes while we make some necessary improvements.

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Our mission is evergreen

September 9, 2021

Posted in: Job Training & Education, News Releases, and Community

As a way to be more inclusive of all communities we serve, we’ll be changing our name to Evergreen Goodwill of Northwest Washington (or Evergreen Goodwill for short). Rest assured, we’re still the same organization committed to helping others, and now we have a name that better suits us!

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Where Are They Now: Rachelle’s Story

July 26, 2021

Posted in: Job Training & Education, Community, and Student Stories

“Things are so much brighter than I could have ever dreamed, and I just learned how capable I am even though I really believed and was told that I wasn’t. Goodwill showed me this whole different side of me.”

Rachelle arrived at Goodwill after leaving a horrendous situation. She grew up in a struggling family, dropped out of high school, and got involved in a relationship that led to Rachelle being a victim of human trafficking. Goodwill’s Job Training and Education (JTE) staff embraced Rachelle the moment she entered the center and provided the encouragement and support she needed to start believing in herself again.

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Meet Inci: Resilience, Clarity, and Resolve

May 28, 2021

Posted in: Student Stories

Meet Inci! For years, Inci had worked tirelessly in a job with limited advancement opportunities. She knew she was ready for a career change, so she enrolled in Goodwill’s free Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Training (PACT) program – an 11-week course that prepares individuals for a career in the building and construction industry.

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Where Are They Now: Cheri

May 10, 2021

Posted in: Job Training & Education, Community, and Student Stories

“No matter what you go through in life, you have to believe in you and that you can make it,” Cheri said. “I had lost that. You get to a point where you are OK and then you lose everything, and it’s kind of like, ‘How did I get here?’ I was beating myself up mentally and stopped believing in Cheri. The people at Goodwill were so open and loving, and they believe in everybody that walked in that room regardless of what you were going through. Goodwill was a big help in my transformation. I give Goodwill all props. I really do.”

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Meet Chynna: Building Confidence through Career Training

April 30, 2021

Posted in: Job Training & Education and Student Stories

Meet Chynna! When Chynna first moved from the Philippines to Seattle in 2013, she felt self-conscious about her English-speaking ability and found the idea of starting a new career in a new place nerve-racking. She enrolled in Goodwill’s free Retail & Customer Service course. The class helped Chynna develop new job and people skills, and created a community environment that built her confidence. Now, we’re honored to have Chynna on the Goodwill team in her leadership role as a Production Supervisor at our Capitol Hill store.

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GiveBIG is a great time to help!

April 15, 2021

Posted in: Donate, Sales & Events, and Community

Throughout the pandemic, Goodwill has supported our community through our free classes and case managers are ready to support students with their most urgent needs. With the support of donors, last year, more than 4,300 students enrolled in Goodwill classes, and 541 found jobs with over 250 local employers. Goodwill has helped people in our northwest Washington community find employment for nearly 100 years, but the need for our services has never been greater.

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